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    A judge has temporarily blocked Wyoming’s new abortion ban. Wednesday's decision means abortion is legal again in Wyoming. The new ban took effect Sunday, making abortion illegal in Wyoming despite earlier rulings by Teton County District Court Judge Melissa Owens that blocked a previous ban. Owens’ decision suspends the ban for at least two weeks amid a new lawsuit. Owens is not weighing in for now on another new Wyoming abortion law being challenged in her court, a first-in-the-nation ban on abortion pills. Gov. Mark Gordon says he's disappointed by the ruling but looks forward to the state defending the abortion ban in court.

      The U.S. abortion landscape is far from settled nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court ended the nationwide right to terminate a pregnancy. With states now in control, advocates on both sides await a major decision by a Texas judge on the legal status of abortion pills. A judge on Wednesday put on hold a new ban in Wyoming, and Hawaii's governor just followed other Democrats in protecting abortion access. Most Republican-controlled states have banned or restricted abortions, making them illegal at all stages of pregnancy in 14 states. Most Democrat-led states have moved to protect access, and legal challenges have popped up nationwide.

        WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Statin use is low for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), with the lowest use seen among Black and Hispanic adults, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Cardiology.

        WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are less likely to receive vision screening at well-child visits at ages 3 and 5 years than those without ASD, according to a study published online March 21 in Pediatrics.

        An agreement to expand Medicaid in North Carolina has reached the cusp of final legislative approval following a state House vote. The House chamber voted 95-21 on Wednesday for legislation that would direct state health officials to accept Medicaid coverage for potentially 600,000 low-income adults. One more affirmative House vote is needed Thursday before it goes to the desk of longtime expansion advocate Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. The Senate voted last week for the agreement reached between Republican lawmakers three weeks ago. GOP lawmakers had been skeptical for nearly a decade about accepting expansion, which originated from the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act.

        Scientists have pulled DNA from Ludwig van Beethoven's hair to look for clues about his many health problems and hearing loss. They weren't able to figure out why the famous composer lost his hearing and had severe stomach problems. But they reported Wednesday that they did find clues about the liver disease that is widely believed to have killed the German composer. Beethoven's genome showed that he had a high risk for liver disease and was infected with the liver-damaging hepatitis B. The researchers concluded that those factors, along with his drinking, likely contributed to his death nearly 200 years ago.

        New research finds that drinking caffeinated coffee did not significantly affect one kind of heart rhythm that results in extra beats. But it did signal a slight increase in another type of heart hiccup in people who drank more than one cup of coffee per day. And it found that people tend to walk more and sleep less on the days they drank coffee. The volunteers in the study published Wednesday were younger and very healthy, so the results don’t necessarily apply to the general population, but are in line with previous research that finds coffee is safe.

        Birth control pills tied to slight rise in breast cancer risk, regardless of formulation. A new study finds the single hormone pill and combination estrogen-progestogen pills confer a similar degree of heightened risk for breast cancer. Read more

        Doctors may be missing patients who are trying to cheat on tests that check if they are taking medication for opioid addiction. That's according to a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry. The researchers found that nearly 8% of these patients sometimes spike their urine by adding their treatment medicine to the samples. Such spiking may go unnoticed by doctors who use rapid tests instead of more sophisticated lab tests. The researchers say doctors shouldn’t cut patients off of the treatment drug for cheating because that could lead to overdose. Instead, a suspicious result should prompt a frank discussion and possibly a higher level of care.


        Content by the Jewelers Vault. Nebraska prairie inspired Jewelry such as, natural wooly mammoth fossilized tooth earrings and an array of other organic jewelry made from buffalo horns, petrified wood and walrus ivory. 

        More than 119,000 people have been injured by tear gas and other chemical irritants around the world since 2015 and some 2,000 suffered injuries from “less lethal” impact projectiles. That's according to a new report by Physicians for Human Rights and the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations. It took 2 1/2 years to research and provides a rare partial count of casualties, compiled from medical literature, from these devices used by police around the world. The groups called for bans of rubber bullets and of multi-projectile devices in all crowd-control settings and tighter restrictions on weapons that may be used indiscriminately.

        Moderna’s CEO is defending a plan to more than quadruple the company’s COVID-19 vaccine price. But he also says the drugmaker will work to ensure patients continue paying nothing at drugstores or clinics. Stephane Bancel appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday. He says the drugmaker will charge a list price of around $130 per dose for the vaccine in the U.S. That price is expected to go into effect later this year. Until now, the federal government had been Moderna’s lone U.S. customer, buying doses in bulk to make sure people weren’t charged anything.

        The governor of Massachusetts is reminding pharmacies that they are required to stock a key abortion pill, despite a nationwide effort by anti-abortion activists to ban the medication. Gov. Maura Healey sent out a statement Wednesday citing state regulations that pharmacies and pharmacy departments must have all reproductive health medications, including mifepristone. The Democratic leader's action comes as a federal judge in Texas is considering a lawsuit that would overturn decades-old federal approval of the drug. Healey said Massachusetts will always protect abortion access.

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